Did you know that bananas are actually botanical berries? They are one of the most common and widely consumed fruits in the world. They are rich in potassium as well as fiber. More often than not, we associate the consumption of bananas with the idea of monkeys eating them. You think banana, and you picture a monkey peeling one. They give you a distinct idea of how to peel a banana.
There are many reasons to eat bananas starting with their sweet and filling flavor. They also boast a ton of health benefits. They've been linked to the prevention of diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and various digestive problems.
You may not have given the topic much thought, but there is a proper way to peel and eat them. There are various ways to incorporate bananas into meals and cut them open, but the monkey method is one of the most successful ways to peel a banana without ruining it. Peeling bananas top first is an instinctive habit, but can often times lead to your ruining you banana instead.
Monkeys specifically know how to peel a banana without all of the inept attempts that many of us face every now and then. Plus, it is the easiest way to guarantee a successful peel every time.
Typically, we tend to go for the stem, but monkeys know much better than this. The stem isn't always the best way to peel a banana. You can easily end up snapping off the stem or even squashing the banana with this method.
Breaking habits can be hard. If you insist on opening them this way, then there's a way to do it better than simply pulling on the stem.
This method is great if your banana isn't too ripe. Make sure it is still yellow, or it has a hint of green still. It's great if you want to only eat part of a banana, and/or share the other half with someone else.
This method requires a few household tools. However, it is one of the least messy methods. It's also a good method to use if you are making a banana split, or need to use bananas in an upcoming recipe.
This is a one-handed trick that can definitely get messy. You may want to have some napkins on hand if you choose to use the method to peel open your banana.
Other than the obvious way of peeling a banana by just slicing it with a knife, you won't need any tools with this method. You'll simply be using your thumbnail.
This is possibly the messiest method. One wrong move with cause you to crush and squash your banana, so be sure to only do this method with a freshly ripe banana.
Everyone has their own personal preference on how they enjoy their bananas. Ripeness is a very personal taste. However, it also affects the method that you should use when trying to peel and open your banana.
The monkey method is the most effective and successful way to peel a banana. It is the most mess-free method. Splitting the banana into fours is the second-best method. If your banana is too ripe, there's a good chance that you will end up crushing it. Using a cutting board will let you enjoy your banana without the waste.